Chelsea told to sign Prem star Ayew, Werner sends message, Chelsea warned about Ziyech in icchelseanews roundup…
Jordan Ayew would be a brilliant signing for Chelsea in the summer, according to club legend Marcel Desailly.
Frank Lampard is trying to put together one of the most exciting sides in the Premier League and is looking to add to some more quality to the side in order to help get the club challenging for the biggest trophies.
He is still keen to add a couple more players to the side in the coming transfer window, with a number of top players linked with the club, but Ayew has not been on the shopping list of the boss.
The Palace striker has impressed up top for Roy Hodgson’s side this season and is currently their top scorer, and Desailly says Ayew has all the skill but needs to turn into a “killer” – something he can do here.
The ex-France man said: “It’s time for him to step up.
“He’s 28-years-old now and he has reached a very high level, as well as being quite consistent in his performances.
“We need him to have more hunger. We want him to become a killer.
“You can see in his face that he is not really a killer, but he is showing great ability, and being at Chelsea can bring him to the level that we all know that he can get to because he is a very good player.”
Incoming striker Timo Werner says Chelsea have made him feel at home even before he officially leave RB Leipzig.
Werner is heading to the Bridge after completing his final game for the club, with the German becoming the clubs all-time leading goal-scorer with two fine goals in his last appearance.
He is expected to challenge Tammy Abraham for that number one spot next season, but ahead of his move to Stamford Bridge, he has opened up and admitted that we have already made him feel comfortable.
The Germany ace told Sky Sports: “The discussions with the board at Chelsea were so good that I ultimately chose them.
“Frank Lampard in particular stood behind me and really wanted me to know that if I went to Chelsea, I could feel just as comfortable as I do with Leipzig.
“In the conversations with me, the coach often emphasised how much he wanted me, how much he valued me as a person.
Of course it’s hard to give up an oasis of well-being like the one I’ve had in Leipzig for years, but you can only get ahead in a career if you take the next step.
“This season was the crossroads, otherwise I would always have stayed with Leipzig.”
Frank Lampard has been warned that he has a “nightmare” on his hands as new signing Hakim Ziyech gets ready to move from Ajax to Stamford Bridge.
Ziyech is easily regarded as one of the finest wingers in the game and has made a real name for himself with Ajax over the past few seasons, but he has decided that a move to the Premier League will help take his game to that next level.
But Ziyech’s old boss Erik ten Hag has told Lamps via Sky Sports: “Sometimes he is a trainer’s nightmare, but you have to give him space.
“Hakim is ‘what you see is what you get’. You see what his emotions are doing to him today.
“It is an emotional day for Hakim, but I hope he looks back on it in a good way.”
Ziyech is tipped to be a very big players for us next season and is a real statement signing, but he is loved by Ajax fans and he has penned an emotional farewell to the club that has made him into the player that he is today.
“The last 4 years were amazing. I don’t even know where to start for expressing how I’ve experienced this journey,” he wrote on Instagram.
“I guess making the Europa League final, making the Champions League semi-final, winning the Johan Cruijff Schaal, winning the KNVB Beker, winning the Eredivisie and becoming football player of the year says enough about how beautiful these years were.
“I want to thank everyone at Ajax for making this next step possible. You have all played a part in my progression over the last years. I hope you are proud of that, at least I’m proud to have worn the jersey of the best team in the Netherlands. Until we meet again.”